Elkhart court

The Elkhart County courts building on South 2nd Street in Elkhart is among facilities under consideration as the county mulls consolidation.

ELKHART — Mayor Rod Roberson is concerned that the potential move of the Elkhart County courts could hurt city residents and downtown businesses.

A study ordered by the county Board of Commissioners is underway and should help determine where the courts, which are now shared between Goshen and Elkhart, will be located. The historic Goshen Courthouse has been criticized for its security issues and for not being friendly to people with disabilities. The courthouse in Elkhart is seen by some as too expensive to maintain.

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